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Nintendo DS Lite will not turn on.

My son dropped his DS on the wood floor and now it will not turn on. I has a rattle when you shake it. I did not purchase (wish I had) the extra warrenty. The DS was purchased in September at Target. Where should I take it to get it looked at.

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Re: Nintendo DS Lite will not turn on.

Call the Target support for phones of the service workshops near you or try contacting the Nintendo support site.

The problem seems like the electronics inside the device got affected by the drop and you may have loosen wires or battery contacts, broken switches, etc. From simple things to more difficult ones.

So you may get a quote for the repair that can reach more than half the price of the unit. That is the dilema on repair returns to oficial service workshops.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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